Acetaria a discourse of sallets: Table of Contents


Deſcribing, and Shewing the Amplitude, and Extent of that Part of Georgicks, which belongs to Horticulture.

In Three Books


  • Chap. I. Of Principles and Elements in general.
  • Chap. II. Of the Four (vulgarly reputed) Elements; Fire, Air, Water; Earth.
  • Chap. III. Of the Celeſtial Influences, and particularly of the Sun, Moon, and of the Climates.
  • Chap. IV. Of the Four Annual Seasons.
  • Chap. V. Of the Natural Mould and Soil of a Garden.
  • Chap. VI. Of Compoſts, and Stercoration, Repaſtination, Dreſſing and Stirring the Earth and Mould of a Garden.


  • Chap. I. A Garden Derived and Defin’d; its Dignity, Diſtinction, and Sorts.
  • Chap. II. Of a Gardiner, how to be qualify ‘d, regarded and rewarded; his Habitation, Cloathing, Diet, Under-Workmen and Aſſistants.
  • Chap. III. Of the Inſtruments belonging to a Gardiner; their various Uſes, and Machanical Powers.
  • Chap. IV. Of the Terms us’d, and affected by Gardiners.
  • Chap. V. Of Encloſing, Fencing, Plotting, and diſpoſing of the Ground; and of Terraces, Walks, Allies, Malls, Bowling-Greens, &c.
  • Chap. VI. Of a Seminary, Nurſeries; and of Propagating Trees, Plants and Flowers, Planting and Tranſplanting, &c.
  • Chap. VII. Of Knots, Parterres, Compartiments, Borders, Banks and Emboſſments.
  • Chap. VIII. Of Groves, Labyrinths, Dedals, Cabinets, Cradles, Cloſe-Walks, Galleries, Pavilions, Portico’s, Lanterns, and other Relievo’s; of Topiary and Hortulan Architecture.
  • Chap. IX. Of Fountains, Jetto’s, Caſcades, Rivulets, Piſcinas, Canals, Baths, and other Natural, and Artificial Water-works.
  • Chap. X. Of Rocks, Grotts, Cryptæ, Mounts, Precipices, Ventiducts, Conſervatories, of Ice and Snow, and other Hortulan Refreſhments.
  • Chap. XI. Of Statues, Buſts, Obelisks, Columns, Inſcriptions, Dials, Vaſa’s, Perſpectives, Paintings, and other Ornaments.
  • Chap. XII. Of Gazon-Theatres, Amphitheatres, Artificial Echo’s, Automata and Hydraulic Musck.
  • Chap. XIII. Of Aviaries, Apiaries, Vivaries, Inſects, &c.
  • Chap. XIV. Of Verdures, Perennial Greens, and Perpetual Springs.
  • Chap. XV. Of Orangeries, Oporotheca’s, Hybernacula, Stoves, and Conſervatories of Tender Plants and Fruits, and how to order them.
  • Chap. XVI. Of the Coronary Garden: Flowers and Rare Plants, how they are to be Raiſed, Governed and Improved; and how the Gardiner is to keep his Regiſter.
  • Chap. XVII. Of the Philoſophical Medical Garden.
  • Chap. XVIII. Of Stupendous and Wonderful Plants.
  • Chap. XIX. Of the Hort-Yard and Potagere; and what Fruit-Trees, Olitory and Eſculent Plants, may be admitted into a Garden of Pleaſure.
  • Chap. XX. Of Sallets.
  • Chap. XXI. Of a Vineyard, and Directions concerning the making of Wine and other Vinous Liquors, and of Teas.
  • Chap. XXII. Of Watering, Pruning, Plaſhing, Palliſading, Nailing, Clipping, Mowing, Rowlling, Weeding, Cleanſing, &c.
  • Chap. XXIII. Of the Enemies and Infirmities to which Gardens are obnoxious, together with Remedies.
  • Chap. XXIV. Of the Gardiner’s Almanack or Kalendarium Hortenſe, directing what he is to do Monthly, and what Fruits and Flowers are in prime.


  • Chap. I. Of Conſerving, Properating, Retarding, Multiplying, Tranſmuting, and Altering the Species, Forms, and (reputed) Subſtantial Qualities of Plants, Fruits and Flowers.
  • Chap. II. Of the Hortulan Elaboratory; and of diſtilling and extracting of Waters, Spirits, Eſſences, Salts, Colours, Reſuſcitation of Plants, with other rare Experiments, and an Account of their Virtues.
  • Chap. III. Of Compoſing the Hortus Hyemalis, and making Books, of Natural, Arid Plants and Flowers, with ſeveral Ways of Preſerving them in their Beauty.
  • Chap. IV. Of Painting of Flowers, Flowers enamell’d, Silk, Callico’s, Paper, Wax, Guns, Paſts, Horns, Glaſs, Shells, Feathers, Moſs, Pietra Comeſſa, Inlayings, Embroyderies, Carvings, and other Artificial Repreſentations of them.
  • Chap. V. Of Crowns, Chaplets, Garlands, Feſtoons, Encarpa, Flower-Pots, Noſegays, Poeſes, Deckings, and other Flowery Pomps.
  • Chap. VI. Of Hortulan Laws and Privileges.
  • Chap. VII. Of the Hortulan Study, and of a Library, Authors and Books aſſiſtant to it.
  • Chap. VIII. Of Hortulan Entertainments, Natural, Divine, Moral, and Political; with divers Hiſtorical Paſſages, and Solemnities, to ſhew the Riches, Beauty, Wonder, Plenty, Delight, and Univerſal Uſe of Gardens.
  • Chap. IX. Of Garden Burial.
  • Chap. X. Of Paradiſe, and of the moſt Famous Gardens in the World, Ancient and Modern.
  • Chap. XI. The Deſcription of a Villa.
  • Chap. XII. The Corollary and Concluſion.

——Laudato ingentia rura,

Exiguum colito.——